The Seducer's Diary

What is the author's tone in The Seducer's Diary by Soren Kierkegaard?

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The tone of The Seducer's Diary reflects the complex emotional turmoil of its main character, Johannes. His tone is obsessed, plotting, monomaniacal, secretive, deceptive, fantastic and exudes a sense of wisdom about love. The tone is obsessed because the entries outline an elaborate plot to cause Cordelia to fall in love with him. Johannes plans every encounter, every look and glance and every word he speaks to her early in the diary entries. The tone also comes off as plotting because, again, Johannes engages in constant planning in order to bring Cordelia into his arms.

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The Seducer's Diary